Culture, People and Ideas programs at Cuyamaca College engage students in the study
of global cultures as well as the rich cultures and experiences of African American,
Asian American, Latino/a/x American, Middle Eastern American, and Native American
peoples, with a focus on the Kumeyaay.
These programs also examine the connections between current events and the past; the
meaning of human existence, values, and knowledge; as well as culture, religion, and
Students following this career path can find employment in law and business; nonprofit
and advocacy work; research; museums, archives, and historical sites; education; government
service, politics, lobbying, and diplomacy; religious institutions; and journalism
After transferring to a University and getting their B.A., some students go directly
into private, nonprofit, or public sector employment, while others continue their
education by pursuing advanced degrees (M.A. or PhD) or single-subject teaching credentials.
According to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the mid-career median salary for History majors is $65,000 a year, for Ethnic Studies
majors it is $65,000 a year, and for Philosophy majors it is $62,000 a year.
Visit the program pages below and the Career Center to learn more about the different career options available in Culture, People and Ideas programs.
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